BioM: Brill, Mary
Surnames: Brill, Bailey, Lang, Rifenberg, Glass, Piel, Weetz, Thorn, Ahl, Duellman
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/24/1943
Brill, Mary Ann (Marriage - 19 June 1943)
Miss Mary Ann Brill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Brill of Colby, became the bride of John E. Bailey, son of Mrs. Margaret Bailey of Milwaukee, at a double ring ceremony performed in St. Mary’s Catholic church at Colby Saturday morning, June 19th, the 25th wedding anniversary of the bride’s parents, who were married in the same church. Rev. L. J. Lang officiated at the 9:30 a.m. nuptial service, the Young Ladies’ Choir sang the mass and Earl Bailey, brother of the groom, sang, "Ave Maria" during the offeratory.
The bride was given in marriage by her father and wore an ivory gown fashioned with a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice and a long train. Her long veil was edged with lace and she wore a double strand of pearls, a gift of the groom. She carried a colonial bouquet of white roses and sweet peas.
Miss Delores Brill, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and was attired in an aqua chiffon dress with puffed sleeves and a long full skirt. The bridesmaid, Miss Betty Rifenberg, cousin of the bride, wore a similar dress of rose pink chiffon. Both wore pompadour headdresses with matching shoulder-length veils and carried colonial bouquets of sweet peas and pink roses. They wore matching necklaces, gifts of the bride.
The groom was attended by Earl Bailey and John Brill Jr., brothers of the groom and the bride.
For her daughter’s wedding, Mrs. Brill wore a rose crepe suit complimented with a corsage of carnations.
A dinner was served the immediate families and closest friends at the home of the bride’s parents, the home being nicely decorated with pink, aqua and silver streamers for the occasion. A wedding dance was given at Cherokee hall in the evening.
The bride is a graduate of Colby, Wis. High School, class of 1937, and has been employed in Milwaukee the past several years. The groom is employed by Cutler and Hammer of Milwaukee.
A reception will be given the newly married couple on June 27th, at Milwaukee where they will make their home.
Out of town guests present at the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Glass, Mr. and Mrs. William Piel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fifenberg and daughter, Betty, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Weetz, Mrs. Rose Thorn and Mrs. Edward Ahl and daughter, Carol, of Milwaukee and Joseph Brill and daughter, Elizabeth, of Menomonie Falls and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Duellman of Abbotsford, Wis.
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